Christie says Trump hired 'riffraff' in new book

Chris Christie, the former Republican New Jersey governor who served on President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE's transition team, says in his new book that the Trump administration hired "riffraff" instead of experienced strategists. 

"Donald so urgently needed the right people around him and a solid structure in place," Christie wrote in "Let Me Finish," according to an excerpt obtained by Axios.
 
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"Far too often, he’s found himself saddled with the riffraff." 
 
Christie criticized several of Trump's ex-secretaries and advisers, including "future federal felon" Michael Flynn, who was the president's first national security adviser, and "greedy and inexperienced" Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA knows this pesticide is dangerous, so why did it reverse the ban? Archives investigation finds no ‘secret' Pruitt calendars existed California has sued the Trump administration 46 times. Here are the lawsuits MORE, who was the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 
 
 
Christie was fired after Election Day as chief of Trump's transition team. 

Christie in previously published excerpts of his memoir slammed associates of Trump as "amateurs," "weaklings" and "unconvicted felons."

He also reportedly claims that White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerFive things to know about Trump confidant Tom Barrack Dems open new front against Trump Dems launch investigation into Trump administration's dealings with Saudi Arabia MORE enacted a "hit job" against him as revenge for prosecuting Kushner's father years ago.